Mumbai-based businessman Salim Sabuwala and high-profile lawyer Janhavi Gadkar were both out celebrating on Tuesday but the day ended very differently for them.
The Audi Q3 driven by an inebriated Gadkar at a speed of more than 120kmph slammed into the taxi in which Saboonwala’s family was travelling early on Tuesday morning, killing the businessman and the driver. Four others were injured, including Saboonwala’s wife Hafeeza.
Gadkar, who escaped with a few bruises as her car’s airbag deployed, was driving on the wrong side of the Eastern Freeway. The 35-year-old vice-president of the legal team with Reliance Industries Limited was returning to her home in Chembur after a night out with two friends at a south Mumbai hotel to celebrate a corporate deal.
Saboonwala’s family was returning from dinner at a hotel in Bhiwandi to celebrate the 90% secured by his 16-year-old son Noman in the SSC examination, the results of which were announced on Monday.